Phillip & Gabi Payne

Philip & Gabi Payne headshot

Name: Phillip & Gabi Payne

Twitter: Yes we are twitter pated but we don’t have the social media thing.




Age: 29 and 30.

 Title: Owners and Artists at Desert Mountain Fine Art

Married/Single: We are married to each other.

 Kids: No. Do dogs count? We have Maximus.

City You Live in: Phoenix

A typical day in my life includes…

Phillip: meeting and talking with amazing people, making art, reading.

Gabi: Coffee, Workout, Art, Sleep Repeat.

I was born

Phillip: in Durango Colorado

Gabi: El Paso Texas.

Our favorite thing about Arizona…

its beauty and the people.

I’m listening to…

Phillip: Resilience by Eric Greitens.

Gabi: One Republic and Postal Service.

Our family…

is amazing.

If I could have dinner with anyone it would be…

Phillip: Robin Williams.

Gabi: Between Mindy Kaling and Tina Fey.

One thing we cannot live without…


When I was younger I wanted to be…

Phillip: a grownup.

Gabi: a musician.

I’m inspired by…  

Gabi: the joy of others.

Phillip: I’m inspired by my Dad.

The one person who motivates me

genuinely we motivate each other, 11 years of marriage will do that to you.

If I could change anything in the world it would be…

Gabi: there would be no more sickness.

Phillip: since Gabi fixed sickness I’ll go ahead and make sure all puppies and children have a safe home to grow up in.

The perfect day would be…

a day in our gallery where we sell every piece from every artist.

My first job was…

Phillip: I made color pencil drawings and went door to door selling them when I was 7.

Gabi: server at a restaurant.

My favorite escape…

Phillip: art.

Gabi: working out.

Our life…

is very blessed.

I’m currently working on…

Phillip: a completely new style of bronze sculpture.

Gabi: learning to sculpt.


Gabi: be kind and dance like no one is watching… but with the blinds close just in case.

Phillip: dream big.


Gabi: judge others.

Phillip: doubt your potential.

Favorite quote…

Gabi: “What is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh.

Phillip: “Be bold and doors will open you never dreamed existed.” – Richard Schmidt

Biggest dream…

to build a gallery that artists can turn to for support and collectors are treated like the important part of the community that they are.

My pet peeves…

Gabi: interrupting people when they are speaking.

Phillip: whatever irritates Gabi.


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